Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's the Last Week in September, So Be Ready for EEOC vs. ...


In looking at recent cases filed, I noticed the first EEOC suit in Texas in what is traditionally a very busy week for EEOC filings. U.S. Concepts which was sued yesterday in the Western District of Texas gets that small prize.

It is fairly clear that what makes this the week in which a large number of EEOC suits are filed is that September 30 is the end of the government's fiscal year, which also means the end of the period for such metrics as the "numbers of cases filed." Although it may not make a difference on whether a case is ever filed, it is quite clear that the end of the fiscal year impacts the timing of the September surprise that many companies may soon be receiving.

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